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#1 hotwheels

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 02:13 AM

theres been some vw swaps floating around but i haven't seen actual pictures, i started this project late november and it seems like this is going to work, i am beyond stoked and want to share where i am at this build.

 

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#2 Anchoright

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 06:42 AM

Wow. That is an insane amount of work!



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 09:33 AM

That is a massive amount of fabrication for SOHC 8V engine. If you only started this in November you are making excellent progress. Good luck with the build it looks nice neat once the engine is in position. Make sure you post some pictures once complete.



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 07:01 PM

Wow. That is an insane amount of work!

 

thank you anchoright but yea so much work, the biggest obsticle was making custom control arms, i remade a set 2 times already, they should hold up for a least a test drive. 



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 07:06 PM

That is a massive amount of fabrication for SOHC 8V engine. If you only started this in November you are making excellent progress. Good luck with the build it looks nice neat once the engine is in position. Make sure you post some pictures once complete.

it is way more than i thought it would be, I've been watching project binky for motivation haha. ill add more pics along the way!!!



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 07:11 PM

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 11:31 PM

How come you decided to get rid of the subframe? Only asking as youv got lots of things attached to the bulkhead you have made. Have you reinforced it much to allow these mods?

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 12:56 AM

The subframe was to small and to tight of a space to fit the motor and trans and seemed easier just to fab one up and start from scratch. the engine sits tall when the intake manifold is on, so i have it where it just nearly hits the middle of the bonnet but still have plenty of clearance from ground to oil pan. Also had to accommodate for the power steering rack. The subframe does support the weight of the motor just fine or so it seems, i used 1 1/4 .120 wall dom tubing and there is 6 different main mounting points for the whole subframe. Im pretty confident it will hold up together. I cannot wait for the first test drive!!!

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 12:33 AM

last couple of days i did some paint and started assembly

 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 12:39 AM

started wiring today, this is going to kill me i just no it  :-|

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#11 McMini 22

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 01:48 PM

Wiring is one of the jobs I am not looking forward to. Are you fitting the complete VW loom?

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:35 PM

Id like to get rid of the central locking system/airbag wiring/ abs, basically everything thats doesnt have to do with running the engine and headlights/brakelights. But as of now if i can store all the un used wiring in a compartment somewhete, thats probly what ill do

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:53 PM

If you do remove all those things will it still work? I mean, does it need to see those subsystems in order to let the engine run.....things like the immobilizer or speed sensors for the ABS?

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 12:52 AM

yea i was thinking the same thing, but i no with abs, if the sensor gets messed up some how from doing brake jobs or w/e, it just shows the abs light on the cluster/gauges but almost sure it still runs, pretty sure I'm just gonna hide it as best i can. and keep all wiring intact, at least until i start the car and drive it, then slowly started cutting wires as i go to tidy things up



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 12:54 AM

by the way, this all started because my gf's car got smashed in an accident but everything still worked fine even thou it was considered totaled, so thats when i got the idea to start this conversion knowing i had everything i needed to attempt the swap


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